LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Fusion of tune flavors for music lovers

EVEN THOUGH THE days are getting shorter bit by tiny bit after the recent summer solstice, there are still plenty of venues with outdoor music for your enjoyment.

Port Angeles

■ Today at Castaways Restaurant and Night Club, 1213 Marine Drive, it’s Jerry’s country jam with guest singers Rusty and Duke from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

On Friday, Port Angeles native Dee Coburn and the Night Beats will play oldies, country and rock ’n’ roll from 8 p.m. to midnight.

■ Today at The Dam Bar, junction of U.S. Highway 101 and state Highway 112, Chip Norris hosts the jam session from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

On Saturday, Crossfire plays classic country, rock and a few originals from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

■ On Friday at the Fairmount Restaurant, 1127 W. U.S. Highway 101, Rosalie and Dave Secord and the Luck of the Draw play with guest Mike Bare from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

You can catch this local bluegrass favorite again Wednesday night at the Concert on the Pier at City Pier from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

On Sunday, join the country jam from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

■ On Friday, Joy in Mudville, with Jason Mogi and Paul Stehr-Green, bring its old-time funk and rock to Barhop Brewing, 124 W. Railroad Ave., from 7:30 p.m. to midnight.

■ On Friday, the 2nd Friday Art Rock (2FAR) at Bar N9ne, 229 W. First St., features Port Townsend’s Steve Grandinetti Band with John Sanders, Mike McClure and Ray Renuart. The local artist this month is Kristen Kudebeh. The show starts at 8 p.m. $3 cover.

On Saturday, the Soul Ducks play hoppin’ rockabilly blues from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. $5 cover. The show’s proceeds go toward Alzheimer’s disease research.

■ On Saturday, Hawaii Amor plays ukulele and native music at Elliott’s Emporium, 135 E. First St., from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

■ On Tuesday at the Port Angeles Senior Center, 328 E. Seventh St., Wally’s Boys play ballroom dance favorites from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. $5 cover; first-timers free.

■ On Wednesday, Easy Street Coffee and Teahouse, 128 W. First St., will host an open mic from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. No cover songs.


■ On Saturday at the Salt Creek Saloon and Grill, state Highway 112 and Camp Hayden Road, Chip Norris coordinates a music jam from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.


■ Today at Wind Rose Cellars, 143 W. Washington St., Cort Armstrong and friends entertain from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

On Friday, Sarah Shea & Chez Jazz provide an evening of instrumental jazz from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

On Saturday, friends of Taylor Ackley gather from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. for a going-away party. Taylor is moving to New York to work on his master’s degree. He will be missed by those who know his music.

On Wednesday, Bill Volmut showcases original tunes and acoustic folk rock from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

■ On Friday, start the weekend off at The Oasis Bar and Grill, 301 E. Washington St., by dancing Dixieland-style to the Dukes of Dabob from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

On Saturday, the Olympic Express Big Band plays the music of the ’40s and ’50s from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

On Wednesday, come back and get swingin’ with Dean Ratzman from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Dean plays piano, trumpet and trombone, and sings music of the ’40s to the ’70s, from jazz to soul.

■ On Friday at Stymie’s Bar & Grill at the Cedars at Dungeness, 1965 Woodcock Road, R&B (Rachael and Barry) perform their version of classic rock and Motown at 3 p.m. for the Uncorked Wine Tasting Fundraiser for Local Heroes. Locos Only performs at 5 p.m.

■ On Saturday at the Sequim VFW, 169 E. Washington St., the public can hear High Country and special guest steel pedal player Wayne Franco from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

■ On Sunday at Nourish, 1345 S. Sequim Ave., Gerald Braude plays jazz and classical acoustic guitar with vocals from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

On Wednesday, Victor Reventlow hosts the open mic from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., with sign-ups at 6 p.m.


■ Today in Club Seven lounge at 7 Cedars Casino, 270756 U.S. Highway 101, dance to country with a party twist from the Jim Hoffman band from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

On Friday, there’s dancing with Freddy Pink, a big band providing danceable music with horns and Motown funk, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

On Friday in the Rainforest Bar, Rachael Jorgason brings her contemporary Top 40 acoustic show from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

On Saturday, enjoy Billy Shew with his contemporary, blues and originals from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Port Hadlock

■ On Friday at the Ajax Cafe, 21 N. Water St., Trevor Hanson plays classical guitar from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

On Saturday, Jack Reid performs his folk and western styles from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

On Wednesday, Trevor Hanson and Randy Smith play Irish pub songs from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Port Ludlow

■ Today in the Fireside Room at the Resort at Port Ludlow, 1 Heron Road, Trevor Hanson plays classical guitar from 6 p.m. to closing.

Port Townsend

■ On Friday at the Uptown Pub, 1016 Lawrence St., Latin guitar and cello virtuosos Sam I Am & Brandon play at 9 p.m.

On Saturday, Puget Shore, The Solvents, Love Doll Swingers and Mood Ring play cathartic original punk rock starting at 9 p.m.

■ On Friday at the Cellar Door, 940 Water St., Hot Damn Scandal plays jazz at 9 p.m. $5 cover.

On Tuesday, Val James and Friends play from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. No cover.

■ On Friday at Port Townsend Brewing, 330 10th St., Lowire! grooves in the garden with Sean Murgrage and Frank DePalma from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

On Sunday, John Nelson, an acoustic guitarist, plays a mix of folk, blues and country from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. No cover.

On Wednesday, local musician Chuck Easton brings his skillful jazz style into play from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

■ On Saturday at the Pourhouse, 2231 Washington St., Blue Crows (with John Morton on clarinet, George Rezendes on guitar, Fred Nussbaum on cello and guest Tom Svornich, drums) perform rags, blues and old-time jazz in the beer garden from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

■ Every Monday, Trevor Hanson plays guitar at Alchemy, 842 Washington St., from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

■ On Tuesday at Sirens Pub, 823 Water St., there’s a fiddler jam session at 7 p.m. No cover.

On Wednesdays, join in the open mic night starting at 9 p.m. No cover.

High notes

■ Today, the Port Townsend Concerts on the Dock opens with The Better Half at Pope Marine Park, Water and Madison streets. Seating opens at 4:30 p.m., with music from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Attendees can bring picnics or find food to-go at local businesses.

A beer, wine and cider garden will be available.

■ On Friday at 7 p.m. at the Dungeness Schoolhouse, 2781 Towne Road, Sequim, symphonic cellist Jess Ahmann plays Johann Sebastian Bach and is then joined by Al Harris at the piano for some ’40s and ’50s pop songs. $10 suggested donation.

■ On Friday, the Quimper Grange, 1217 Corona St., Port Townsend, has Hawaiian slack key guitarist Chris Yeaton and slap ’n’ tap guitarist Adam Werner bring their national acoustic performances from 7:15 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. This world music concert is $15 in advance or $25 at the door.

Phone 808-960-1026 or email for tickets.

■ On Saturday, Hot Damn Scandal plays outlaw ballads, dirty jazz, chantey rags and more for your dancing pleasure at the “stomp” at Nash’s Farm Store, 4681 Sequim-Dungeness Way, Sequim, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. $5 suggested donation.

■ On Saturday, Olympic Cellars, 255410 U.S. Highway 101, Port Angeles, kicks off its summer concert series with the Cort Armstrong Band playing country, folk and Americana originals at 7 p.m. Tickets are $13 in advance at or $15 at the door.


Live Music appears every Thursday. It was compiled by News Assistant Anne Sargent.

Contact the news desk by phoning 360-417-3527 or emailing with “Live Music” in the subject line. And note: The deadline is Monday at 5 p.m. preceding Thursday’s column.

Also, check out “Nightlife,” a listing of entertainment at nightspots across the Peninsula, in Friday’s Peninsula Spotlight magazine.

Last modified: July 09. 2014 5:27PM
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